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is the flexible built-in message reader in Emacs. It supports reading and composing both news and mail. It can also use web-based sources as inputs for its groups.

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Auto-add BCC address to notmuch/message-mode messages

I use GNUs for most of my email needs, but also have notmuch for rapid search of my inbox. Trouble is, when I choose a message in that notmuch search, it doesn't open it with gnus but with its own ...
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gnus viewer for attachments

I recently started using gnus to view my emails. Opening attachments is still the most annoying part for me and I am trying to address that. The behaviour I would like is: If the attachment is text-...
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“call-process” hangs and does not launch the program

I’m dipping my toes into reading news with Gnus. I’d like to continue using the same editor as before for composing posts, so I put these forms in my gnus.el: (setq message-tab-body-function 'edit-in-...
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Window configuration gives “Args out of range: 0”

I have the following forms in my ~/.gnus.el: (gnus-add-configuration '(summary (horizontal 1.0 (group 0.25) (summary 1.0 point)))) (gnus-add-configuration '...
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Setting LOCAL aspell dictionary size

How to set local (per buffer) dictionary size used by aspell? [aspell is used by my emacs as "ispell look alike"] It can be set by --size=NN command line option of aspell. I would like to set it via ...
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How can I include the org source as a text/plain multipart alternative with org-mime-htmlize?

I'm sending email with gnus by putting org-mime-htmlize in 'message-mode-hook. I think it would be nice to include the org source as a "text/plain" multipart alternative. Maybe a way to do this can ...
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emacs breaks down text snippet copied from another X Window application

When I select with a mouse a block of text in Firefox or VIM for example, copy it and then try to paste in Emacs, it gets pasted, but unaligned, meaning that beginning of the lines shift away to the ...
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MS Outlook groups not showing in Gnus

As the title suggests: did anyone encounter this problem? Whatever MS Outlook calls "folders" shows up in Gnus' groups, but the "groups" (using MS terminology) don't show up anywhere. I'm trying to ...
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How to fetch new emails in Gnus

I've not used Gnus in a long time, but, if my memory serves, simply opening a group would check for new emails and fetch them. For some reason this doesn't happen anymore... I can, however, tell it ...
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Gnus: Applying splits to old messages

I am migrating my email workflow to gnus. I want to use splitting to keep things organized and for the splits to take effect on the server. I think my splits are working for incoming mail, but I want ...
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How could i read all my unread / new mail from different accounts in one group or topic?

i want to read all my unread /new messages from different IMAP accounts in one Gnus group. As far as i read in the manual, it could be possible with topics or virtual groups. But i do not understand ...
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Encrypt both mail body and attachment with gnus

I'd like to encrypt with gpg some mail messages sent with gnus. When there is no attachment, epa-mail-encrypt works and I get a gpg-encrypted mail message. However, if I add an attachment and then run ...
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How to (mostly) get rid of doc-view?

Since I moved to emacs 25 (25.3.2 at the moment) in every context (org-mode, gnus, latex, browsing url, direct access to file) I access pdf-files in emacs, they are displayed in doc-view. I basically ...
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Perl script to fetch mail folders, for use with mbsync or offlineimap

I have been looking at various email setups using different tools within Emacs for the last few months. I looked at various email setups using Gnus, mew, mu4e, wanderlust etc. While reading one of ...
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gnus pulls all articles when I'm asking for un-read only

I have Gnus set up in my Emacs-46.1, it connects over IMAP to my gmail.com account every 5 minutes. Overall it works fine, emails which I have read are no longer displayed in INBOX group. However I ...
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Sending email with gnutls stopped working

I've been using the following setup Gnus SMTP ;;; SMTP (defun email-settings () (interactive) (setq message-send-mail-function 'smtpmail-send-it starttls-gnutls-program "gnutls-cli" ...
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Does Gnus have an equivalent of mu4e-change-filenames-when-moving?

I got this mbsync error: UID is 3 beyond highest assigned UID 1 when moving emails with Gnus. For mu4e there's a solution at https://stackoverflow.com/a/43461973/69663 to (setq mu4e-change-filenames-...
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Gnus: Moving multiple articles to a single group

My question is similar to How to move multiple articles from one Gnus group to another?. However the answer given there didn't work for me. Suppose I want to move multiple articles in a summary ...
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Client certificate for access to imap server in gnus

We're in the process of changing mail servers. The new one will require a client certificate from our internal CA for all connections. How can I make gnus use a client certificate in the connection? I ...
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Using GNUS with a large gmail account with lots of folders

I have a fairly large Gmail account for work (22gb of mail, many folders) which I manage with mu4e on my desktop machine. I'm setting up a laptop for travel and I still want to be able to use my emacs ...
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how to make “old” articles behave as “new” in gnus?

I am using gnus to read mailing lists from an imap account. For some reason some (really) new messages are marked by Gnus as ancient, i.e. with O, they appear in the summary buffer together with the ...
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Make gnus display inline html images by default

How can I make gnus display inline images from html articles by default? A command exists to display them on a per-article basis: gnus-article-show-images however I would like this behavior ...
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How to view exported mail file with Gnus properly?

Gnus has the feature to export the mail to file with "O m" (gnus-summary-save-article-mail) command. I've been often using this feature to save the mail to the file for future reference. However, I ...
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GNUS doesn't show all Mails

I am using gnus for reading my gmails. But almost always by checking the INBOX of my gnus and comparing to my actual gmail account, i have new (or old) mails which are not shown in gnus. Does anyone ...
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org-mode links to gnus articles with imap

When using gnus with nnimap (IMAP access to a remote mail server) and linking gnus articles (e-mail messages) in org-mode files. What are the pros and cons of gnus storage methods (for articles) in ...
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GNUS - how to persist “R” (read) state of the email back to gmail?

When I read an email in gnus, the email state changes to read whose symbol is R, The problem is that when I then open gmail on the browser I find that the already read email is still marked as unread. ...
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Can gnus handle “maildir” format mail files with “.eml” extension?

I've been using "gnus" for reading/writing mail in MS Windows, but to make Windows recognize mail file, I want to add ".eml" extension to each numbered mail in "maildir" format. Is there any way to ...
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*BBDB* buffer always pops up

No matter what I do, the *BBDB* buffer always pops up when I read an incoming mail message. I've googled around and tried all tricks I saw. Nothing works. This is my bbdb config: (require 'bbdb) (...
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How can I subscribe to SE RSS feed using Gnus?

I tried G R https://emacs.stackexchange.com/feeds RET which resulted in the following error: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "No feeds found for https://emacs.stackexchange.com/feeds") ...
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Read and edit Thunderbird's maildir with GNUS

As forums tell it should be possible to use GNUS for reading maildir created by Thunderbird. I did not find, however, any working implementations posted. And in my own experiments I could not make ...
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How to add bbdb contact from gnu message?

I am trying to figure out gnus and bbdb. I am able to read messages using gnus, but now I want to add contacts from the mail message into bbdb. I have read that ':' should display a prompt and allow ...
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emacs gnus and macOS mail.app

I have a very large MAILv5 folder on macOS with 11 IMAP mail accounts over 1 TB of data so I don't want to re-download all but instead I want to use Gnus or other Emacs mail client to read mail ...
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Gnus to reuse same window for article buffer

I'm starting to use Gnus to read email. I've made this change so that I get the summary on one side of the screen and email on the other: (gnus-add-configuration '(article (horizontal 1.0 (summary ....
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How do I apply a patch from gnus to a git repo?

I've got an email with a dozen .patch files attached in gnus. I can save them to e.g. ~/Downloads and then apply them with magit-patch-apply-popup, but considering that I've got gnus open on the left (...
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Gnus - Save several articles in a single file

I want to be able to select a number of articles and save them all in a single text file. I know about o (gnus-summary-save-article) and variants of this command, however as I understand it saves the ...
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Error using gnus with gmane

I'm trying to set up gnus for reading mailing lists. According to some threads I have the following in my init.el (setq user-mail-address "myname@domain.org") (setq user-full-name "my name") (setq ...
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gnus starting with an error message, even from emacs -Q - very strange

The error message is "Warning: Opening nntp server on news...failed: >>> (error news/nntp Name or service not known); Server nntp+news previously determined to be down; not retrying;" The ...
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How to prevent Gnus from querying the server during startup?

Gnus documentation says A slightly different approach to foreign groups is to set the gnus-secondary-select-methods variable. The select methods listed in this variable are in many ways just as ...
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gnus, gmail and mbsync..do i need dovecot?

I'm trying to setup using gnus for mail using gmail. I have a solid mbsync installation which saves my mails in a maildir folder. I've been reading lots of guides, including very up to date ones, ...
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gnus to send html-formatted emails

I'm trying to send an html-formatted email via gnus. I found this: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/gnu.emacs.help/nZBJxHHYdko which suggests: 1. M-x mml-insert-part enter 2. Content type: ...
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Gnus only fetch latest X emails?

I'm using Gnus for the first time with gmail. I have a lot of emails which I've read but just don't delete, 20k or so. I want to access them more like the web browser that is only the newest 100 or ...
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organize e-mail with gnus [closed]

How am I supposed to organize my daily mail with Gnus? Where to put my old mail (without deleting it) and stay in touch with all those old or incoming TODOs and topics? Background: I already got a ...
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Gnus fails to connect to GMail AUTHENTICATIONFAILED

How can I debug what exactly is being sent and where? The account I'm trying to connect has "two-step" authorization enabled. However, I've checked that IMAP access is enabled and that "less secure" ...
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gnus: doesn't delete articles over IMAP

As Gnus documentation suggests, pressing B in the Summary Plugged mode deletes an email. So Gnus doesn't display them, but they're still visible in Web-based gmail client. Please note that I did set ...
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Gnus C-c C-c opens a blank browser window

I am not able to send any mail from gnus. Upon hitting C-c C-c after writing the mail a blank window opens up in my webbrowser and nothing more happens (in the echo-buffer emacs says Starting Firefox.....
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Where's the gnus info manual on Ubuntu?

I installed http://packages.ubuntu.com/zesty/emacs which includes Gnus, but there's no /usr/share/info/gnus.info.gz – am I forced to use the web wowser to read the fine manual, or is there some simple ...
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prin1 abbreviates form with “…” despite expression-print-level?

I have the following function to produce a form that can be "printed" to a ~/.gnus file to configure gnus to use a certain stmp and imap server for an account: (defun gnus-imap-smtp-form (email smtp-...
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use-package gnus ignores :bind

In my emacs config i wrote: (use-package gnus :bind (("<f12>" . gnus) :map gnus-group-mode-map ("q" . gnus-group-suspend) ("Q" . gnus-group-exit)) :...
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How to limit gnus article buffer to specific time period?

When using Gnus, how can I display old messages from a certain time period in article buffer?
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Unable to configure gnus with openmailbox server

I want to use gnus for reading and sending mails from my openmailbox address via IMAP, but can't configure it properly. In /.gnus.el I wrote (setq user-mail-address "email@openmailbox.org" ...